ECR #22 – Hannah Etchells: Fire Ecology & Natures Response to Wildfires

Fire Ecology

Hannah Etchells is a Botany PhD candidate from The University of Western Australia. She currently operates between the UWA campus and the great bushland of South West Australia and investigates nature’s response to wildfires.

Throughout the discussion with Hannah you will learn about the field of fire ecology, how smoke can cause seeds to germinate and how fungi are essential to the reconstruction of an ecosystem after a wildfire. We also discuss the sciart movement.

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Video Source – SciShow: So, what is fire, exactly? What causes fires in the wild, and how do we put them out? SciShow answers your burning questions about the science of fire. (See what we did there?)

Hosted by: Michael Aranda